Social exclusion is a complex condition that extends beyond economic disadvantage and poverty; it is a multifaceted process through which people lose political, legal, and social agency, and through which they are stigmatised or discriminated against. This programme stems from the need to recognise the multidisciplinary nature of social exclusion. It takes seriously the need to provide analytical tools for critically reflecting on our social and cultural futures from a larger perspective of the humanities’ well anchored in subjects such as History, Ethics, Philosophy, The study of Religion, Gender Studies, Theology and Minority studies.

Career or after graduation opportunities

The Social Exclusion programme is especially suited for students aiming for careers in research, politics, equal opportunities policies and human rights institutions and organisations. It prepares students for a career in national and international settings, in private and public sectors, as well as in non-governmental organisations and civil society. The programme teaches skills for critically examining the processes of social exclusion from a multidisciplinary perspective in combination with a focus on inclusion, cohesion and sustainability. 

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DEGREE AWARDED

Master of Arts, Master of Theology

APPLICATION PERIOD

3 December 2018 – 31 January 2019

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START DATE

Autumn 2019

DURATION

120 credits, 2 years of full-time study

FACULTY

Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology

LOCATION

Åbo Akademi University (Åbo campus)

LANGUAGE

English

TUITION FEE

10 000 €

CONTACT INFORMATION

socialex@abo.fi

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